Father, son charged after crash

PELHAM – A Pelham father and son are facing criminal charges after a car crash, a police search and an alleged lie to first responders, according to police.

Christopher Ludwig, 53, of Currier Road, and his son, Cody Ludwig, 22, are both in trouble after Cody Ludwig crashed his father’s car in the early morning hours on Wednesday, the Pelham Police Department reports.

Police responded to a crash in the area of 84 Currier Road after 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers found a 2012 Honda Civic crashed into a rock, vaulted and rolled over into a pasture, but no driver or passenger in the vehicle.

Crew members with the Pelham Fire Department also responded to the crash, assuming a major injury to the driver. Police went to the car and broke open a rear window to get inside, only to find no driver. Police say that a trail of blood led away from the car. At this point, police from Hudson arrived with a K-9 officer to help in the search for the driver, according to police.

Officers found that the car is registered to Christopher Ludwig, who lives about a mile from the crash site. Police went to his house, and Christopher Ludwig told police his son was not at home. He was asked to call police if his son did show up so he could be treated for injuries.

The Hudson police K-9 teams tracked Cody Ludwig’s blood trail back to his father’s house, and police again spoke to Christopher Ludwig. According to police, Christopher Ludwig again denied that his son was at home and refused to allow police inside. Eventually, Christopher Ludwig told police that his son was in fact home.

Cody Ludwig came out of the house and was treated for the injuries he sustained in the crash, and take to Lowell General Hospital.

Police say Cody Ludwig had drugs in the car and he will be charged with conduct after an accident, transporting drugs in a motor vehicle, and a yellow/solid line violation will be sought for Cody Ludwig. Christopher Ludwig will be charged with hindering apprehension/prosecution.

Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-1245 or dfisher@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DF.